Greening Your Home

Author: Clayton Bennett
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071642609
Format: PDF, Docs
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Choose Green Systems That Conserve Resources While Matching Your Budget and Lifestyle A vital conservation and money-saving tool, Greening Your Home provides helpful information that will help you select sustainable green options that match your specific needs for every system in your house. This “one-stop” guide provides the latest information on systems and materials that conserve resources for a cleaner, more energy-efficient home. From the lively writing, with illustrations and examples, you will learn how to incorporate sustainability into your house in beautiful, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible ways. Both inspirational and practical, Greening Your Home features: A wealth of green building and remodeling options for homeowners Photographs and information on green products and systems and their advantages Your Complete Guide to a Green, Energy-Efficient Home Material Options: • Structural Insulated Panels • Low-VOC Paints • Replacement Windows • Green Certified Doors • Glass Block • Fly Ash Concrete • Bamboo and Cork Flooring • Plastic Plumbing Pipe • Red Cedar Siding • Recycled Insulation Recent Technology: • Power Consumption Monitors • Timers and Motion Sensors • Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures • On-demand Water Heaters • Radiant In-floor Heating • Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators • Whole-house Fans • Spray Foam Insulation • Induction Cooktops • Horizontal Axis Washers/Dryers Green Practices: • Reducing Your Carbon Footprint • Green Power • Saving Money Twice • Community-Supported Agriculture • Growing Your Own Food • Composting Biodegradables • Using Graywater • Making Your Own Cleaning Products • Reusing Containers • Xeriscaping

Green Your Home

Author: Jeanne Roberts
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 160138128X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book offers thousands of ways to make your home environmentally healthy and will help you to make ecologically aware supply choices. From recycling to alternative cleaning materials, minor changes can add up to real benefits. Greening your home means finding things you can do to reduce your impact on the planet. We dissected your house, looking for easy (but not always obvious) ways that homeowners can conserve energy and water and money at the same time.

Grammar Girl s 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know

Author: Mignon Fogarty
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429940580
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary—one word at a time—with Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know. Not sure whether your post-high school vocabulary is up to snuff? This handy reference guide is a great starting point for ensuring you know the words that will help you impress your college professors, hold your own among your peers, write killer papers, and simply sound articulate—a skill that will benefit you for years to come. Full of clear, straightforward definitions and fun quotations from luminaries such as J.D. Salinger and Susan B. Anthony, to characters such as Marge and Homer Simpson, this highly-useable guidebook gives you the confidence to succeed and sets you up for a lifetime of success.

Green Restorations

Author: Aaron Lubeck
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924527
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Green restorations for historic homes.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Green Building and Remodeling

Author: John Barrows
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592578283
Format: PDF
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A guide to home building, renovation, and remodeling for environmentally conscientious readers or home owners looking to promote energy efficiency explains how to reduce one's personal carbon footprint, lower costs, and promote an eco-friendly lifestyle while creating one's dream home. Original.

The Greened House Effect

Author: Jeff Wilson
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 160358451X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With greater public awareness of the need for energy independence, the issue of how we can make our existing homes more resource efficient is becoming ever more critical. Residential buildings make up a large fraction of our energy needs, largely due to heating and air-conditioning. So it's no longer enough to simply do the small stuff, like switching to compact fluorescent bulbs, or turning down the thermostat at night. In The Greened-House Effect, author Jeff Wilson brings his twenty-five years of construction experience and knowledge of home building to bear on making our current houses cleaner, greener, and healthier. Think of a deep-energy retrofit (DER) as a "home makeover" - one that represents a significant investment, but that saves money from the get-go by capturing the energy you "drop on the ground" every month, every year, through inefficiency, poor design, or simply living in a typical older home. Using his own family's DER of their 1942 home as a prime example, Wilson weaves a readable narrative at a practical, hammer-and-nail level. He presents the solutions to our building and energy problems, making them seem possible for average homeowners and small contractors by offering the right set of information, skills, and materials. More technical information is presented in sidebars and graphs, and numerous color photos illustrate the process, including: Testing the energy efficiency of your home and learning where improvements need to be made Issues of local building codes and regulations Financing and paying for a DER Major components of the DER, such as roofs, exterior walls, basements, and home systems Wilson's building experience, along with his lifelong passion for energy issues, all come together to form an inspirational, can-do approach to making our neighborhood, our community, our nation, and our world a better place - one home at a time.

Street Smart Sustainability

Author: David Mager
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 160509465X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Go Green While Making Green You already know why your company should go green. This comprehensive guide tells you how to do it profitably. It details every step of the process—from getting employee buy-in and conducting a current sustainability audit to developing a plan of action and measuring progress. Nuts-and-bolts guidance helps you make continuous, cost-effective improvements and shift the prevailing business culture by infusing green practices into your organization's very DNA. Through illustrative examples from a wide variety of industries, this book shows how to: • Design sustainable products • Green your facilities • Find green vendors • Use renewable energy • Reduce harmful emissions • Recycle waste products, and more The emphasis is on practicality—stand-alone chapters you can read when you need them and tools you can use to implement change in any area of your organization.

Becoming a Green Building Professional

Author: Holley Henderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111831039X
Format: PDF
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A career guide for professionals in sustainable architecture, design, planning, development, and related consulting For those considering a new career or a career change focused on green and sustainable building and design, Becoming a Green Building Professional offers practical information on educational requirements, career options, guidance and tips, and first-hand interviews with green building professionals. Perfect for underemployed architects and other building and design professionals who want to reinvent and renew their careers, as well as students considering such a career, this is a vital and informative guide to a growing field.